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Matthew Gilbert

Maples and Calder London
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Expertise

Matthew is the head of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) team of Maples and Calder in London.  He advises on finance, banking and corporate law matters involving BVI companies and partnerships, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, debt and equity financings, and project, real estate and asset financing.  Matthew specialises in the listing of BVI companies on international stock exchanges including the London Stock Exchange/AIM, NASDAQ and Toronto Stock Exchange.  Matthew also advises on BVI insurance and regulatory law, and regularly contributes to industry journals, including PLC, International Corporate Rescue, Captive Review and FINalternatives.

Professional Background

Matthew joined Maples and Calder in the British Virgin Islands in 2007 and was elected as a partner in 2013.  He is now based in the London office BVI team.  Matthew previously worked for Lester Aldridge.

Matthew has been recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers UK, where he was described as "a formidable BVI adviser" and has a "very commercial mind and can-do attitude."  Clients say "Matt understands the nature of our business, is very responsive and provides us with commercial and pragmatic legal solutions". Matt is also described in Chambers Global as "so responsive and diligent.  He knows his stuff".

Education

University of Reading, UK, LLB (Hons)
Bournemouth University, UK, Postgraduate Diploma, Legal Practice (Distinction)

Bar Admissions

2002 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (does not practise as an English solicitor)
2006 - Admitted as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)

Recent Articles

Matthew co-wrote the current BVI chapters of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending and Secured Finance, and the International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions and is an editor of, and co-contributor to, the BVI text book Financial Services Demystified.

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